Cosmetic Dental Bonding
If you shy away from interacting with others because you feel uncomfortable in showing dark, discolored, missing or chipped teeth, you can find a solution to all these dental issues by visiting a New Port Richey Dentist at our clinic. Our dentists are committed to helping you achieve a glamorous smile that you can be proud of.
The advancement in dentistry has made it possible to restore chipped, broken or discolored teeth to their original appearance and function. The restoration achieved through cosmetic dentistry is durable, inexpensive and result-oriented.
Dental bonding is one aspect of cosmetic dentistry which involves fixing the shape and size of the teeth as well as spacing problems with the help of a composite resin (combination of plastic and glass). After the dental bonding procedure, it becomes virtually impossible to make a distinction between the treated tooth and the surrounding teeth.
The dental bonding process differs from a dental veneer in terms of durability and procedure. A veneer lasts longer than dental bonding but it requires a lengthier treatment time which involves the making of a model of the tooth and creation of the veneer in a laboratory. On the other hand, dental bonding hardly takes an hour and gives the same results.
What Does Dental Bonding Involve?
The process of dental bonding involves the following steps:
– Preparing the tooth – The tooth needs to be cleaned so that it is free of plaque. An acidic gel is applied on the surface of the teeth after cleaning in order to open up the pores.
– Dental Bonding – The Newport Richey Dentist selects the shade of the bonding material which matches closely with the tooth color. After the application of each layer, a curing light is used to harden the material. When the proper thickness is reached, the tooth surface is polished and trimmed to give a natural appearance.
How To Care For Bonded teeth
There is no special oral care procedure for bonded teeth. Brushing twice and flossing once in a day is enough. It is recommended to avoid smoking or consumption of red wine because the bonding material gets stained just like the tooth enamel. You should go for professional cleaning twice in a year to prevent stains from setting in because the resin color cannot be lightened. Another point to keep in mind is that you should get for teeth whitening before the bonding procedure so that the dentist can match the composite shade accordingly. Nail biting or putting excessive force on the teeth should be avoided otherwise the bonding material can get chipped. If proper care is taken, dental bonding can last for a period of 3 to 10 years.
Visit a New Port Richey Dentist at ‘A Glamorous Smile’ for dental bonding consultation today!